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Ida Red's Cottage

645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-9834
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“pancakes” (38 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really a cute place with outside seating. I had a great cheese and ham sandwich. We waited 40 minutes for our food. They post they have gluten options very misleading. No gluten bread or pancakes. Ordered breakfast ask what they could sub for toast said...More

Thank onthego1937
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long wait list in this adorable brunch place. Once we got seated it took 40 minutes to get our food. The kitchen staff moves like lightning but it is so busy it just takes awhile. They had homemade blueberry, raspberry or banana crunch muffins...come early...More

Thank Betsy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor seating was wonderful for breakfast. We went in late August at 9:30, we were seated in less than 5 minutes. The reason for 4 stars is the service was really slow for how busy it was. The scrambles were delicious with great ingredients....More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant atmosphere and staff. Food was incredible! Go early or later to miss the rush. Sit inside or out.

Thank Kristen W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Waited on a Tuesday morning for a table and it was worth the wait. The muffins are homemade and fantastic. Every thing on the menu sounded so good and the taste of the food can't be beat. Get kitchy location and friendly staff.

Thank edrobin
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Ida Reds features only real food -- with delicious pancakes, a large variety of omelettes and egg dishes, among other delights. There are usually waits for a table so it's good to put your name in a take a walk around town. It's worth any...More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Can't say enough about Ida Red's cottage. Great food, plenty of leg room and even can eat outside if you want.

1  Thank riski4142
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Let's start with ambiance. Tiny place, good location, nice garden area with benches to wait to be seated. It was a nice day so we had the choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Inside was very old/tired looking. White tiles were so old and worn...More

Thank jen8579
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We went there for lunch and had to wait quite awhile to get outdoor seating. Service was pretty slow and food was good.

Thank Tcincy
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Ida's is very popular as it is on the main drag in Saugatuck. Get there early as it fills up quick. Food and service were good; the only drawback: Ida's only takes cash/checks, no credit cards.

Thank John V
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No they don't take reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-455-9834
Since 1986, Ida Red's Cottage has been serving Made-from-scratch breakfasts and lunches, year 'round. Our little place is a busy one, and our kind of cooking takes time, so expect to have to wait, sometimes a long time, during the summer season.
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